Ortega announces EP
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
– Lindi Ortega will release a four-song EP, "Til the Goin' Gets Gone," on March 17, she announced today.
The release contains three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting 'Round To Die" and will be released on Shadow Box Music.
Ortega recorded "Til The Goin' Gets Gone" in a converted East Nashville manor, where therapy horses linger on the property. Recording with her longtime guitarist James Robertson, Ortega satisfied a personal goal to co-produce, which she did with Jay Tooke and Jason "Rowdy" Cope.
Although classic country is an indelible part of her musical history, the EP also sets the tone for the next chapter of her career: "I'll always love Loretta, Dolly and Patsy. But I just want more space. I want more ambience."
Songs on the EP are:
1. Til The Goin' Gets Gone
2. What A Girl's Gotta Do
3. Waiting 'Round To Die
4. Final Bow
Ortega also will be touring with Canadian dates opening for Chris Stapleton.
Tour dates are:
March 7 - CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: Jack Singer Hall w/ Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
March 17 - BAYFIELD, Ontario, Canada: Bayfield Town Hall with Basia Bulat
March 18 - London, Ontario, Canada: Budweiser Gardens with Chris Stapleton
March 19 - Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Tire Centre with Chris Stapleton
March 22 - Winnipeg, Canada: MTS Centre with Chris Stapleton
March 24 - Calgary, Canada: Scotiabank Saddledome with Chris Stapleton
March 25 - Edmonton, Canada: Northlands Coliseum with Chris Stapleton
March 27- Vancouver, Canada: Rogers Arena with Chris Stapleton
June 17 - WYOMISSING, PA: Berks Country Fest: An Americana Jamboree
June 18 - PAWLING, PA: Daryl's House
Aug. 4 - WICHITA, KS: Wichita Vortex Music Festival
Aug. 12 - ORO-MEDONTE, ON: Boots & Hearts Music Festival
Sept. 1 - TUOLUMNE, CA: Strawberry Music Festival
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